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Aug 27, 2009 10:00pm EDT
for years. i got to know his two brothers, president kennedy and robert kennedy. to spend that time with him and be honored by him and by his family, it was unbelievable to be there with him with my family. he was a one-of-a-kind, tavis. he was our shepard, our champion. he spoke up and he spoke out for those who have been left out and left behind. he was a champion of civil rights, voting rights, and i feel very blessed that i had an opportunity to get to know him and work with him for many years. when i got to the house, we extend the voting rights act, improved to civil-rights legislation. we got to do it. we musto it, over and over he would say, and we will do it. it tavistavis: you said it he wr shepherd and champion. what was it about the relationship between the kennedys and black americans? what was it about the relationship between the kennedys and black folks that made for such a special bond? >> there was something about the kennedy family. when president kennedy and ladybird kennedy, and it was passed on to senator kennedy. there was this feeling that these men would do
WETA
Aug 26, 2009 9:30pm EDT
previous eerience with the sovt union were alln favor of a quick aack... at first. robert kennedy took a different approach. said that this would be a terrible thing in e world becae this would be an urovoked assault and a lot of oth people would get killed that were not nessarily the soviets that we putting up the, thbases. bobby was very eloent. , he, he said, "i do t want my brother "tbe the tojo of amerin history. i do not want us"-- the united states-- "to pull a pearl harr." heanted us to be tough and l of that but not to sike without warning or so on and so rth. narrator for six days, as kendy's advisers aued in secret over wt should be done about the missiles, the president did his st to a as if nothing unusual we happening. and ask for the election of aistinguished governor, mike desalle, who recognizes the probls of this state and untry and wants too something about it naator: even the presint's press secrary was unaware of the missile crisis when kennedy instructehim to tell the pres had a cold and would rern to washington. pierre salinger: and we hded out of the hotel, went
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2009 8:00pm EDT
before that, he had come back from vietnam and immediately called me and asked to see robert kennedy. the two of them thamet. he said that the senator had to run for president and he went on to say how they could not be one. -- that it could not be one. they would not like us less. kennedy said to him that he would run for president if you would run for the senate in new york. cronkite laughed and said that he could not because he did not live in new york, he lived in connecticut. secondly, he said he was not a democrat, he was registered as an independent. i knew he had those feelings about the war and he would take it seriously. he certainly couldn't out vote anyone else like to think of. >> that was 1968. >> no, that was 1972. >> where was that meeting held? the meeting with mr. cronkite and mr. kennedy. >> in senator kennedy's office. on capitol hill. what's how had to come to know senator kennedy in the first place? >> i came to know him because he called me up one day when i was an official in the peace corps. i was the regional director for latin america. i called him up when he wa
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 7:00pm EDT
the anniversary of his brother robert kennedy's death. he was a frequent visitor there, we were told that was the last time. it just goes into the dark, anderson, it's not going to be the first time, i think we have some video of when robert kennedy was buried, the process was delayed as well. there you see some of the pictures from ront kennedy's burial at arlington national cemetery back in 1968, and it was supposed to be during the day, but the arrival of the train during the day, you saw the candles that were lit there and you see senator kennedy there leading the mourners as his brother robert kennedy's burial after the assassination. >> i was just reminded watching the motorcade with senator kennedy coming and the lines of people on either side of the road, there's remarkable images as bobby kennedy was coming by train and was being brought back to washington by train and the large lines of people in large towns and small who had just gathered, you saw boy scouts with raised flags and veterans holding their hands over their hearts and giving a salute. those images you can actua
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
and asked to see senator robert kennedy, and two of them met. i with us there and he began by saying senator you have to run for president because this wore has got to end and went on to say how unwinning it was. said we would win a village in the daytime and have to give it back at the night. vietnamese in the south may not like the north, but they like us less. i knew and kennedy said to him, well then i'll run for president if you run for the senate in new york and cronkite laughed and said i can't. we're closing the first place, i don't live in new york. i live in connecticut and i'm not a democrat. i'm an independent but i knew he had those feelings about the war so, i thought, well maybe he might accept but he would take it seriously i thought. he certainly could out run and out vote anybody else i could think of. >> that was 1968? >> no. 1972. >> where was that meeting held? >> with kennedy? >> mr. cronkite and senator kennedy. on capitol hill? what was your job? >> i was kennedy's press secretary. >> how had you come to know him in the first place? >> he called me up one day
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the final day of robert f. -- of senator edward m. kennedy, who we bury beside his brother, robert kennedy, and the late president john f. kennedy at arlington national cemetery in the next hour or so. this is a stop at the nation's capital. ♪ oh, beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain zplnchts for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plains ♪ ♪ america america ♪ ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> so appropriate to have the prayer from father coughlan, roman catholic faith was central to the life of senator kennedy, even when he strayed or sometimes crashed off the straight and narrow life, he always came back to the church. that's his son, patrick, you see in the foreground, standing at the hearse, the body of his father. >> thank you very much for attending. eternal rest granted unto him, oh, lord, and let perpetual life shine upon him. may he rest in peace. may his soul and outlet souls of the faithfully departed to the mercy of god rest in peace. ame amen. >> senator bobb
CNN
Aug 26, 2009 1:00am EDT
, in the united states. he was the brother of president john f. kennedy and senator robert kennedy. both of whom, as you recall, were assassinated and teddy kennedy is one of only six senators in u.s. history that ser served for more than 40 years. he really made a very successful career in the senate and was a very, very key figure in the democratic party. specifically you may recall last year he played a very important role in the democratic nomination process when he came out and backed the then-senator barack obama for the democratic nomination. that was a huge boost to the now-president barack obama. very, very important contribution from the kennedy family there. he really was in later years the spokesman for the kennedy family and was in office right up until his death. he was seen on the public scene even very recently during the reform debates over the social health reform in the united states. his health had been suffering of late. he -- we know that he suffered seizures during 2008 and it was actually announced in may of last year he had a malignant brain tumor. despite that,
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 9:00pm EDT
, robert kennedy. >> i'm sure that people watching would like to hear from you how mrs. jackie kennedy and the two small children are getting along. >> well, they have their good days and their difficult days. >> the -- john, the young boy, is extremely vigorous and interested in everything, and caroline gets along quite well. >> they have an understanding of what happened? >> well, i imagine as much as children can have. >> his life and death had a meaning, it is that we should not hate but love one another. no memorial or eulogy would more eloquently honor president kennedy's memory than the passage of the civil rights bill, for which he fought for so long. it is in this spirit that i hope the senate would pass this bill. >> we interrupt to bring you this bulletin. a plane carrying senator edward m. kennedy to the massachusetts democratic national convention reportedly crashed tonight. kennedy is reportedly injured. there are two other occupants in the plane tracked in the wreckage. >> we're not sure whether the senator birch bayh was with him or not. the two senators stayed in washi
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
kennedy and robert kennedy, it did have an enormous impact, didn't it, on the democratic constituencies in the primary states that were still to come. >> it certainly did. even though hillary clinton went on to win big states on super tuesday, the fact that he validated, and caroline did, validated the passing of the torch to this young african-american candidate who did not have a long track record in the senate and with the democratic party nationally, that was such an important moment. it seemed at the time that it would have a huge impact then with the super tuesday victories of hillary clinton. people said maybe it didn't, but it nearly did. in the long run, teddy kennedy, vigorously gng out and campaigning, hitting the road with barack obama. he and caroline and maria shriver and the big event in california made a huge impact on large numbers of voters in critical states. i think that embraced, also at the democratic convention, when he left his hospital bed and also said he was determined to see the january swearing in. and he did, on tse ste on the other side of t
CNN
Aug 26, 2009 3:00pm EDT
days with the kennedy clan. his older brother, robert tours the far east. edward stops in greaece for an unofficial visit. he spent every moment he could spare at the shrine that mothered democracy. from here, mr. kennedy went to warsaw to continue his private fact-finding tour. >> it is the season for congressional junkets. south vietnam refugee camps are visited by a lense late tiff party including senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. a fact-finding mission on the part of the committee who said they wish to see how civilian refugees were fairing in the centers set up by the south vietnamese government. the senator and his party expressed themselves as highly pleased with the efforts being made to help the south vietnamese, the civilians, who always suffer the most when caught in the path of war. >> let's go to chicago and win this. thank you very much. >> beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man. he saw wrong and tried to right it. saw suffering and tried to heal it. saw war and tried to stop it. those of us who loved him and who will take
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 9:00pm EDT
going to have to deal with him on quite a different level. >> robert kennedy wasn't a cool politician like his older brother jack. he was emotional, intense, full of passion. >> the inadequacy of human compassion, the defectiveness of our sensibility, with the sufferings of our fellows, they mark the limit of our ability to use knowledge for the well being of our fellow human beings throughout the world. >> and as the vietnam war death toll rose and protestors took to the streets, bobby found his voice. >> we lose nothing by sitting down with the north vietnamese to see if we can resolve this conflict and i am in favor of doing that. >> even though he wanted to reclaim the white house bobby wasn't ready to take on the president who was expanding the war, a war his brother had backed. >> he was quite resolute that he wasn't going to run. then it became clear we couldn't really go through another four years of the johnson presidency. >> part of them said you don't undertake something unless you think you can win. part of them said you have to do what's right. >> while bobby anguished an
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 4:00pm EDT
assassinated, president john f. kennedy in '63 and presidential candidate robert kennedy in '68. while so many americans think about those kennedys and wonder what might have been, ted kennedy was with us for 77 years. and in countless ways, he lifted the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the united states and around the world. >> david to his family, kennedy was the loving palt patriarch. a family statement released today says in part we've lost the irrelaysable center of our family and joyous light in our lives but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perfect severance will live on in our hearts forever. most americans knew ted kennedy as the senior senator from massachusetts. hess achievements including health care, civil rights, education, family leave access for the disabled, improving working conditions. senator kennedy, by the way, wrote 2500 bills, 300 of them becoming law. >> he was also a driving force for peace in ireland and a persistent critic of the war in iraq. in the midst of it all, kennedy dominated the national political stage, a stage that had the lar
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2009 7:00am EDT
. it was like when stanford rejected the library. one of ted kennedy's earliest supporters, robert c.wood, his name should be familiar to you. he became president out there in dorchester on the other side of the subway line is the hard working area of boston. you know that, chris. and he took jaqueline kennedy and said, look to the beautiful site. wouldn't jack like this? she bought it. you had to tell him while he was on the minor road dump. to did speaker mccormick. it was literally a dump, but wood was so smart to see the great possibility there and now it is a thriving academic neighborhood with the u.s. and d.c. high. it is the future kennedy institute. >> marty, you said the first time with the real camebridge intellectuals you didn't want to see was all the catholic buses to come into the area to look at the remnants of the kennedy era. tell me now about the kennedys. why do you think among the irish in boston they stay liberal. in fact, they have gotten more liberal that bobby, bobby is more literal than jack. why join the middle class? >> teddy was one of the few politicia
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have become the ones who have to deal with all of the things he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. following the ceremony, his body will be taken to arlington national cemetery where he will be very very close to his brothers. nbc news. >> you can much's funeral live right here on wbal-tv 11 at 10:00 this morning. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry his burial plot. and meet the press will be a special tribute to him and the family dynasty on sunday morning. ♪ >> our other big story is a tropical stanley that we have been falling. >> heavy rains have been moving through the area overnight. >> john collins has been calling its a flat tire. >> dann
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 4:30am EDT
children. and then, the 11 children of robert kennedy. ted kennedy did serve as the patriarch of this family. it was so ironic. ted kennedy was the youngest of nine children. it's safe to say that the at least was expected of him in the kennedy family. but it turned out, that the most was asked. he was the young, chubby kid that people made fun of. and was really the family jokester. but by a very young age. a very young age. by the death of robert kennedy in 1968, he had to become a leader of this sprawling family. and a pillar, not just for his own kids, but for so many others. >> how did the last year of his life affect his ability to do his job? and how did it also have an impact on our current president. >> reporter: i'm not standing that far from the hospital where he was diagnosed with the brain cancer. he came out waving. i remember. i was there. he had strong, valiant, courageous demeanor about him, like he was going to fight. and he did. he kept going. as much as he could. he was in the u.s. senate. not often. but briefly, not after he had surgery on the tumor. and then
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 7:00pm EDT
that's ever been held at arlington, was for robert kennedy back in 1968. as you remember that whole evening, or hold event, went way behind schedule. they brought him down after the funeral service at st. patrick's cathedral which ted kennedy delivered a stirring eulogy. they put him on a train and came from new york to washington, and thousands, perhaps millions of people crowded on both sides all the way from york to dc, and in fact tragically at one point some people got too close to the train and were struck. has resulted was hours late getting to union station. that was a nighttime ceremony. they had to hand out 1500 candles to the mourners. i don't know if they have provisions for candles tonight, but they may just need them. as you say it is beginning to get -- not yet quite, but it is beginning to get darker in washington. any closer to sunset. you can see the procession continuing down constitution avenue. and brian, will be back to you in the procession gets in your area. i cut you off j. winick because you're in the middle of saying something a little bit ago. you're what
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
kennedy, chris kennedy, and robert kennedy jr. the kennedy family saying thank you to americans as americans said thank you and good-bye to the family patriarch, senator edward kennedy. as long as these mourners keep coming here tonight, this jfk library will stay open. from boston i'm steve handlesman reporting. back to you. >> thank you, steve. >> preparations are under way for the burial at rir ar ling ton national cemetery eechlt be buried with congressional honors on saturday. a bugleer will play taps and they will fire 21 volleys and there will be pallbearers represents each branch the military. senator kennedy will be buried near the graves of his brothers john and robert kennedy. it will be closed to the public all day for the private service. >>> we're learning more tonight about a sophisticated crime ring that got ahold of bank accounts belonging to federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. he and his wife were not the only victims, but the story shows how easy it is to have your identity stolen. craig melvin joins us from starbucks on capitol hill where the bernankes' story
CNN
Aug 26, 2009 1:00pm EDT
from his brothers, john and robert. >>> key question right now, how will ted kennedy's successor to the senate be selected? massachusetts law requires a special election five months after an opening. last week kennedy asked state lawmakers to change the law to allow the governor to appoint an interim successor as long as that person pledges no to run for the seat. the governor said he supports changing the law, but although the state is dominated by democrats, there's no guarantee the law will be changed. >>> also, any change couldn't happen until lawmakers return to formal sessions sometime after labor day. >>> now, so for the past -- or so, for the first time, actually, in more than 50 years, we have a united states senate without a kennedy. and that got us thinking about the kennedy dynasty and who, if anyone, in the family might replace him as a political leader. so, we're bringing in our cnn's wolf blitzer. and, wolf, what we've done we've put together sort of the line of senator ted kennedy himself. so, let's go ahead and take a look, starting off with edward kennedy here. and the
WETA
Aug 28, 2009 8:00pm EDT
. and really had to be pushed into civil rights action, for example. robert kennedy mo so. and ihink in retrospet, my guess is that te kenedy took his inspiration mre fro robert kennedy an from his older brohers. >> chris dodd said at the wake fo ted kennedy th one of the reasons he was so sucessful is that people iked hm. w that the key to h ability to workith members of other parties? cause certainly other senators tried to dothat. other senatorsave served s long orlonger and otr nators are knowledgeable. was the kennedy name or what was it hat made him so ae to work with her senators and carry them along? >> onltwo other senators in history serv longer thanted kennedy. strom thmond and robert byrd. part of it was ongevity. he came from an era in the senate where people did t alon where people wee iends. they coud be adversaes on legislation but they ultately cod put those kinds of tings aside. a man known for mallgestures foremembering your children's nam and for gifts a small kindnesses that i think meanta lot to his olleagues. >> i have no idea how in that busy life that he led tha
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and our teddy changed america. >> reporter: his personal life revolved often family, one where he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father, and we gained one through uncle teddy. >> now teddy has become a part of history, and we have become the one whose have to do all the things he would have done. ♪ when irish eyes are happy >> reporter: a larger-than-life figure in both family and politics, no inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. and once again live here. a lot of people are beginning to arrive. of course, we're expecting president obama later this morning who will give the eulogy after the funeral services, ted kennedy's body will be flown to arlington national cemetery, where he will be buried near his brothers jack and rock earth. i'm michelle franzen in boston. now back to you. >> michelle, thank you. after today's funeral mass, people in the nation's capitol will have a chance to pay respects to senator kennedy. his funeral proces
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
will not be the same without him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and are teddy changed america. >> the three hours of intensely personal memories followed two days of public viewing by kennedy's other family. in estimated 50,000 people filed past the flag draped coffin, sharing gratitude and hope. >> he was an inspiration to so many people around the world. it is just wonderful to be part of that. >> after a short flight from martha's vineyard, the president and first lady arrived to dever the eulogy at the funeral. leon? >>> a funeral mass will be held at 10:30 tomorrow morning at our lady of perpetual help, also known as the mission church in boston. about 1005 other people are expected to attend, including former presidents george bibby bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. -- about 1500 people are expected to attend. >>> to mar the tribute shifts to he nation's capital, winding through washington won its way to arlington national cemetery -- tomorrow. the motorcade will stop at the u.s. capitol, and that is where stephen tschida is
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
national cemetary near the graves of his brothers, john and robert, ted kennedy will be laid to rest this evening. wyatt andrews reports on how that spot was chosen. wyatt. >> reporter: jeff, good evening. it has long been ted kennedy's dream to join his brothers jack and bobby here at arlington national cemetary. but the story of how this political family came here to this military cemetery is one that began by accident. the kennedys' appreciation for arlington started when president john kennedy decided to take a random sunday drive. it was march of 1963, eight months before his assassination. >> it was a late day, a late winter day. >> reporter: according to journalist and author robert pool kennedy happened to sdrif to the cemetery and then decided to walk this hill. >> he walked to about where we are. >> reporter: as the president absorbed the view overlooking the lincoln memorial, pool says he foretold his fate. >> first he said, "wouldn't this be a great place for the white house." and the second thing he says is, "so beautiful, i could stay here forever." of course it proved to be
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, she withdrew her name. two of robert kennedy's 11 kids for a time did follow their father's path. kathleen was lieutenant governor of maryland but left politics after losing a bid for governor in 2002. >> joseph ii is a former congressman whose political career stalled after a messy scandal in 1998 following the end of his first marriage. >> our responsibility in this house... >> reporter: ted kennedy's youngest child, patrick, entered politics at 21 and currently serves as congressman from rhode island. but with three seminal figures in american politics now all gone and only one kennedy remaining in public office, the question remains has the kennedy legacy come to a close? >> i think they're really reshaping and redrawing this legacy to be about public service and not necessarily& political office. >> reporter: robert kennedy's daughter say humanitarian, rory, a documentary filmmaker whose projects focus on the poor and disadvantaged. his son, bobby jr., is a prominent environmentalist. >> i think my parents tried to teach us was that our education, the talents that we'd been
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 11:00pm EDT
child, robert francis kennedy. >> i want to thank my mother for the kind introduction. >> my mother was really what we call honey fitz's daughter, the great mayor of the city of boston. he was very close with my mother. and she had this sense of communication with people that was just extraordinary and she was a terrific politician. >> major struggle between my younger brother and me during this campaign was where she was going to spend her time, whether she's going to be here in that other state to the north. >> so i need your help and your support. >> i need your help and i need your support. >> vote for edward m. kennedy for united states senator. >> let's put robert kennedy to work in new york. >> i think we can make a difference. >> cbs news coverage of election night continues. >> in the big senate race in new york. senar kennedy, he will be senator kennedy, senator kennedy elect won by 54% of the vote in new york. >> in massachusetts it was another sweep fort kennedys, senator edward m. kennedy ran up a victory of landslide proportions to join his brother robert on the floor
PBS
Aug 28, 2009 8:30pm EDT
civil rights action, for example. robert kennedy more so. and i think in retrospect, my guess is that ted kennedy took his inspiration more from robert kennedy than from his older brothers. >> chris dodd said at the wake for ted kennedy that one of the reasons he was so successful is that people liked him. was that the key to his ability to work with members of other parties? because certainly other senators tried to do that. other senators have served as long or longer and other senators are knowledgeable. was it the kennedy name or what was it that made him so able to work with other senators and carry them along? >> only two other senators in history served longer than ted kennedy. strom thurmond and robert byrd. part of it was longevity. he came from an era in the senate where people did get along, where people were friends. they could be adversaries on legislation but they ultimately could put those kinds of things aside. a man known for small gestures for remembering your children's names and for gifts and small kindnesses that i think meant a lot to his colleagues. >> i ha
NBC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00am EDT
. it was renamed after ted's brother robert kennedy, the presidential candidate, who was assassinated in 1969. robert kennedy played a role in integrated the redskins when he was attorney general. he threatened to revoke the team's lease at the stadium if it didn't agree to sign african-american players. >>> and senator ted kennedy paid a visit to fenway park just a few months ago. he threw out the first pitch at the red sox home opener in april. his family was also on hand to watch his home team defeat the tampa bay rays. >>> we'll get another check on the weather and traffic together. we'll take a look outside to see what kind of day we have. we have lowish humidity right now, which is very nice. we have 72 degrees. lit get warmer, though, i suspect. we'll check in with meteorologist tom keirein. >> good morning. as we get going this morning, it turned humid overnight. off to a clear start this morning with temperatures around the region in the 60s and low to mid-70s. that is right near the bay. near washington, we are near 70 degrees this morning. the weather watchers checking in n
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
robert. >> kennedy died tuesday at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. for more about kennedy, go to wjz.com. >> a young woman found dead in a vehicle today. live in the news room with the developing story. >> city police say they responded to a call and discovered a young woman shot many the head and the chest. the scene was still blocked off with crime tape as investigators collected evidence. they found the body inside an suv. police have not identified the woman but believe she's in her 30s. >> thank you. police ask you to call if you have any information about the case. in the northeast section of the city, a police-involved shooting ends with a woman wounded. police say they tried to stop a car when the driver tried to run them down. the driver got out and ran away. it's a woman passenger whose arm was hit. they're not sure if she was hit by a bullet or broken glass. >> danny is strengthening towards the east coast. the top winds are near 50 miles per hour. danny is on a path to clip the u.s., we could be in for a rough and rainy weekend. eyewitness news li
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
. >> they followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. -- one through an uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part ofwe have become the ones who have he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. once again live here. a lot of people are beginning to arrive. we are expecting president obama later this morning will give the eulogy after the funeral services ted kennedy's body will be taken to arlington cemetery were he will be buried near his brothers and jack and robert. in boston, now back to you. >> you can watch his funeral live right here. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry is very alive. there will be a special tribute to him on meet the press. that is tomorrow. it is following 11 news at 10. >>a disturbing discovery at a home. horrible co
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
children, joe jr., john, rosemary, kathleen, eunice, patricia, robert and gene. the kennedy children dote on rosemary, who was born mentally handicapped. rose kennedy would later write that it was rosemary who instilled in her siblings the desire to help the less fortunate, a value reinforced by their farther. >> joe kennedy impossessed on all of the children, you had advantages. that doesn't make you better than the next guy. because you had advantages, you have a duty to give something back. >> joe kennedy sr. is a shrewd businessman who makes a fortune in stocks, banks and the movie business. he cashes out of the stock market before the crash of 1929, saving his fortune. during the depression that follows, he decides to change paths and focus on a future in politics. >> joe sr. really felt that public life was the most exciting, fascinating part of american life in the '30s and the '40s and the '50s. >> in 1932 joe kennedy sr. makes his first foray into public life. he enlists in franklin delano roosevelt's presidential campaign in the hopes of landing a job in the new administration.
ABC
Aug 30, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. president john f. kennedy, and presidential candidate, robert kennedy. >> all the time, as he said despite the tragedies, despite his own mistakes, he says you can keep fighting. i think as a niece and member of this family, it was important for all of us to see this, our uncle in the toughest times always keep fighting. never giving up. and saying to each of us, you can do it too. inspiring us, and helping us, and building us. >> kathleen kennedy townsend is the daughter of robert f. kennedy, she shared a favorite memory of her uncle. >> my favorite memory of him is, once i went sailing with my father and him. i was a ballast. i got really wet, and despite the whole race, you said it might be tough out there, it might be rainy, it might be going, but keep going. >> 77-year-old ted kennedy died last week, following a battle with brain cancer. as senator kennedy is laid to rest, the healthcare debate is about to be raised in congress. kate bolden has that story. >> reporter: sunday, following the burial of senator edward kennedy, a champion of health care reform, democratic lawmaker
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
robert kennedy's funeral at st. patrick's cathedral in new york at which ted kennedy spoke so eloquently. and remember president kennedy's funeral. you can only plan so much and your hope keeps you going in the sense that you will not have to do this for a long time. that is the only answer i can give you to that one. >> it sounds like a lot of people are still sharing tt hope, even at 11-year-old girl. >> the clouds are not only assembling -- the crowds are not only assembling there in boston, but also at the arlington national cemetery ahead of his ceremony on saturday. president jack kennedy and center robert kennedy are buried there as well. >> he did a lot for people until the end. >> i think they are a great family. we have lost a great politician, a person who cares about people. >> senator kennedy himself planned his funeral arrangements with his wife, vicki. >> here is a list of some of that -- we will have a lis of some of the people touched by senator kennedy. we also have that on our website wjla.com. >> we are on storm watch tonight, keeping an eye on some tropical trouble t
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
daughter, maria shriver and his nephew robert kennedy jr. work mourners that arrived. one disabled man left the car that said, "she taught us to stand tall." >>> it is a life sentence with no chance of parole for jose garcia. he was convicted of the brutal death and robbery of a 63-year- old woman. he targeted elderly women in montgomery county in northwest washington. some of them testified at today's sentencing hearing. after the judge delivered the life sentence, victims said that justice has been served. >> i am delighted. anything less would have put us all in jeopardy at a later date and other people, too. >> they say there were probably hundreds of victims because of search of jose garcia's home that yielded thousands of items stolen. >>> a local animal rescue shelter is closing its doors. what will happen to the dogs? but >> what woulyou pay for unlimited flights for a month? >> doug hill here. folks are getting wet. we will check the doppler in my forecast still to come. >>> you're watching abc news at 6:00. this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >>> the cent serves inn
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
to rest alongside his brothers, president kennedy and robert kennedy. >> jim, thanks. i should mention the burial ceremony will be offered live here on this nbc station. tom brokaw will be along for that coverage. michael, all these many days, people have been talking about his life and career in the senate. and more than one staffer quoted as saying, people in other states who had two senators, after all, didn't necessarily know who their senators were, so letters would just come to senator ted kennedy, the one senator they thought they knew. really an incredible sweep of power. >> and i think if they asked ted kennedy to do something for them, even if they were from wyoming or utah, he probably did it. you know, that was part of what he did. jack kennedy and bobby kennedy always felt that the senate was a weigh station. ted kennedy, needless to say, took it very seriously. >> seriously he did. and you see the distinguished guests, about 1,500 people received invitations to be part of this gathering today. and a look at any section of the crowd will turn up famous names and fa
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
was a late day, a late winter day. >> reporter: according to journalist and author robert pool kennedy happened to sdrif to the cemetery and then decided to walk this hill. >> he walked to about where we are. >> reporter: as the president absorbed the view overlooking the lincoln memorial, pool says he foretold his fate. >> first he said, "wouldn't this be a great place for the white house." and the second thing he says is, "so beautiful, i could stay here forever." of course it proved to be, sadly prophetic statement because a few months later he was dead, and this is where he end up forever. >> reporter: the day after john kennedy was shot, as he lay in the capitol rotunda, jackie kennedy slipped away to visit arlington, finding a spot on that very same kill and on the same straight line facing the lincoln memorial, she decided the president would come here, not to massachusetts. >> she said she wanted him here so that he would belong to the country. >> reporter: what the country saw next had never been seen before on live television, not just a presidential burial, but the precise,
PBS
Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and senator robert kennedy, were struck down by assassins in the span of just five years. he mourned robert at st. patrick's cathedral in 1968: >> my brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. >> holman: tragedy was followed by scandal that impacted both his private and political lives. it was in 1969 that the senator's car plunged off a bridge on the massachusetts island of chappaquiddick. a young woman riding with him, mary jo kopechne, drowned. he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. like his brothers before him, ted kennedy, sought the white house. in 1979, he challenged the incumbent democrat, president jimmy carter. but kennedy's campaign stumbled from the start, when he seemed unready for a question from roger mu
NBC
Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. >> sator edward kennedy, mrs. kennedy, robert kennedy >> and no one watching the achingly sad coverage of president kennedy's funeral in november of '63 would ever have dreamed that the kenny, the next two america generations would come to know best, would be ted. as the son of parents who moved around a lot, ted kennedy attended ten different schools by the time he was 11. he went to pre school, then harvard. he was good at football, but bad behavior got him thrown out. after two years in the army, he got back in. thenent toaw school. then the family business. he r his brother's presidential campaign in the western states before it wasis turn. if you are talking about too many kennedys, you should have talked to my mother and father at the time when they were getting started. >> at the age of 30, edward kennedy ran for his brother jack's old senate seat where he won despite being called out by his opponent on his qualifications. >> if his name was edward moore, with h qualificions, with your qualificatis if it was edward moore, your candidacy would be a joke. but nobody is la
CNN
Aug 27, 2009 1:00pm EDT
kennedy, robert kennedy's widow and a fabulous woman in her own right. one of the greatest people alive. and my wife and i, we have three kids, so we came up and spent the fourth of july weekend there at the house, and david gergen had said something very smart earlier, like he usually does. he said that it's really a neighborhood feel there. the term "compound" was really developed as a way after the assassination of robert kennedy to have some sense of privacy and also to, frankly, keep kooks away. but the kennedys' homes there are really like salons, and throughout the summer people just come from the world of arts or commerce, politics, and it's a free form about america and how to make it better. and one -- the central observation i had, because i was spending a lot of time with kerry kennedy, and, you know, katharine towne send from maryland, and we would talk issues. but when everybody was waiting for ted kennedy to arrive. this is the kennedy family waiting for him to come, as if he was the tribal chieftain, and when he finally arrived there for the fourth of july weekend,
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
and robert ken by .and joseph kennedy jr., all four brothers and their amazing saga. here's a look now at kennedy's speech at the national democratic convention in new york. >> at the convention, ted gave more of an acceptance speech than what it was supposed to be, an endorsement of carter. >> for me a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. for all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. >> they got to see the ted kennedy they should have gotten to see earlier in that campaign. >> by convention's end with the balloons falling and the democrats vetting president carter, kennedy speechwriter bob schrempf quietly counseled ted to be a good soldier and a team player. >> i said are you going to raise his hand aren't you? and he said yes. and i went out into the audience and it never happened. >> some people in the crowd still shouting we want ted, we want ted. this is slightly awkward. >> and finally i guess at the very end, there was some sort of you know, brief hand touch but it was on full vi
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
after robert kennedy died, was responsible more or less directly for being the father or father figure for 16 kids. >> true. >> and the number only increased as years went by. that will do it for us for tonight. for chris matthews, i'm keith olbermann. our coverage of senator kennedy's funeral mass begins tomorrow morning at 10:00 eastern. please join us then and join chris at the top of the hour for his fine documentary "the kennedy brothers." right now, we are going to join "headliners and legends," the ted kennedy story told from that perspective which we are joining already in progress as the events of the jfk library in boston wrap up for another evening. we join you in the morning for the formal funeral. >>> november 22, 1963. a day that changes everything for the american people. the kennedy family, and for the young senator from massachusetts. >> two priests who were with president kennedy say he is dead. >> the assassination of john f. kennedy affected that whole family almost in a way that is unimaginable for any of us because it sort of destroyed the natural order of things.
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2009 12:00am EDT
the lives of ted i did kennedy, john kennedy and robert kennedy and joseph kennedy, jr.ment all four kennedy brothers and their amazing sag yachlt here is a look at ted den i can's speech at the 1980 democratic convention in new york. >>> for me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. the works goes on. the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die. >> they got to see the ted kennedy they should have gotten to see earlier in that campaign. >> by convention's end, the balloons falling and the democrat ikz chanting president carter, kennedy's speechwriter counciled him to be a good team player. >> i said you're going to raise his hand, aren't you? he said yes. i went up and he went out in the audience and it never happened. >> and people still shouting, we want ted. we want ted. >> and finally, i guess at the very end there was some sort of, you know, brief hand touch. but it was on full view of the nation. absolute physical contempt for the senator toward the president. >>> up next, fancy reagan is going to join us with her thoughts on ted kennedy. we'
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
different level. >> robert kennedy wasn't a cool politician like his older brother jack. he was emotional, intense, full of passion. >> the inadequacy of human compassion, the effectiveness of our sensibility toward the sufferings of our fellows -- our fellow human beings throughout the world. >> and as the vietnam war death toll rose, and protesters took to the streets, bobby found his voice. >> you gain nothing by sitting down with a north vietnamese and see if you can resolve this conflict, and i'm in favor of doing this. >> but even though he wanted to redlam the white house, bobby wasn't ready to take on the president who was expanding the war, a war his brother had backed. >> he was quite frazzled that he wasn't going to win. but it became clear that we couldn't go through another four years of the johnson presidency. >> part of him said you don't undertake something unless you think you can win. part of him said you have to do what's right. >> while bobby anguished, another anti-war candidate stepped up. minnesota senator eugene mccarthy. in 1968, mccarthy, a virtual unkn
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 12:00am EDT
the assassination of senator robert kennedy. mrs. kennedy, 40 years old, now has four daughters and seven sons. both mother and infant are in excellent condition. senator kennedy and mrs. kennedy stayed with mrs. kennedy in the delivery and recovery rooms. >> i want to say how happy we are. i told ethyl joan and i are going to take this baby home. we think ethyl has enough of them. ♪ >> i say to you, we will restore the strength of america. sock it to 'em! sock it to 'em! >> richard milhous nixon will be the next president of the united states. >> we have a new president. he has shown that he's an extremely hard and industrious worker. this morning he indicated that he wasn't going to use the oval room. my mother read that in the paper and she called me up, and she said teddy, i see where the president isn't going to use the oval room. she said i think someone ought to use it. we're looking into that. >> in 1969, we had a republican president. and it seemed important that we begin to have a loyal opposition. and to the extent that i could be a part of the leadership in the senate,
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